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Wencl Works Organically

Wencl Works Organically

Farming for decades, Tom and Karen Wencl, on their Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, organic dairy farm, in 2012, launched the transition process of integrating their sons, Wayne and Chris, into the operation as partners.
“We operate as an LLC, where the sons are taking some ownership…

Moratorium on Farm Foreclosures, National Milk Marketing Order Needed

Moratorium on Farm Foreclosures, National Milk Marketing Order Needed

As dairy farmers are pounded by rock-bottom pay prices because of COVID-19, National Farmers is calling for a moratorium on farm foreclosures. And one federal milk marketing order to help assist with extreme farmer financial distress.
“We must have a national…

In Wake of COVID-19, Dairy Producers Are Not Alone

In Wake of COVID-19, Dairy Producers Are Not Alone

At national convention, I talked about one of my favorite movies: ‘Smokey and the Bandit’. The theme song particularly sticks in my mind: “We’ve got a long way to go, and a short time to get there.”
I think that line pretty much says where we are in today’s dairy industry. Since convention, COVID-19…

Cattle Markets Brutal, Conditions Will Improve

Cattle Markets Brutal, Conditions Will Improve

Brutal. That sums up cattle markets since COVID-19 began dominating the nation.
Roller coaster volatility rules markets. The first quarter of 2020 averaged 74 percent in negotiated transactions on a weekly basis compared to 59 percent the year before.

2020 Marketing Vision Convention Coverage

2020 Marketing Vision Convention Coverage

National Farmers President Paul Olson was re-elected as the organization’s leader for a four-year term Feb. 12, at the 20/20 Marketing Vision Convention in Bloomington, Minnesota. Bruce Shultz, Raynesford, Montana, was elected vice president.

Members Pass Policy for New Year

Members Pass Policy for New Year

At National Farmers 2020 convention in Bloomington, Minnesota Feb. 11, members passed policy recommendations on a wide range of farm topics.
Members supported re-enactment of a farmer-owned grain reserve program. The plan calls for the reserve to be isolated from the market and would only…

President’s Dessert Reception Honors Standouts

President’s Dessert Reception Honors Standouts

At the President’s Dessert Reception Feb. 11 at convention 2020, President Paul Olson presented three President’s Awards.
The first honored a multi-generational National Farmers family from Lancaster, Wisconsin. Ray and Sheri Ihm became members in 1967, but Ray was…

Make Convention Hotel Reservations Before Jan. 18

Make Convention Hotel Reservations Before Jan. 18

Your National Farmers 20/20 Marketing Vision Convention is right around the corner, February 10-12. That means it’s time to make your hotel reservation, due before January 18. After that date, rates could go up.
The big event takes place in Minneapolis-Bloomington at the…

V.P. Riniker Says Farley Business Growth Model For Organization

V.P. Riniker Says Farley Business Growth Model For Organization

Vice President Paul Riniker knows National Farmers, agriculture and cattle.
Through the last several years, the number of cattle marketed through National Farmers using the Nexus Ag Marketing risk management programs has grown by double-digit…

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